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Mitral Valve Surgery

A video introduction to Mitral valve Surgery

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Watch Cardiac Surgeon Dan Loberman, MD describe Mitral Valve Surgery.

A diagnosis of Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) may mean surgical intervention. Cape Cod Healthcare offers Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair in addition to traditional Mitral Valve Replacement surgery when the effects of MVP require attention.

The mitral valve regulates blood flow in the left side of the heart. When the flaps of this valve fail to seal tightly due to a congenital condition, previous illness or wear and tear, blood flow can be impaired – causing a leak into the lower-left heart chamber or creating a backflow of blood called regurgitation.

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair is a surgical procedure which restores valve function through a surgery requiring only a two- to three-inch incision on the right side. This less-invasive approach allows for a shorter hospital stay and recovery time for those patients whose conditions allow this surgical intervention.

This new standard of care joins traditional Mitral Valve Replacement surgery, which requires a larger mid-chest incision and full replacement of the valve. Valve Replacement surgery requires a lengthened recovery time before which normal physical activity can resume.

Cape Cod Healthcare brought Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair to our patients in 2015, with a team of expert physicians, nurses and medical professionals specially trained in this procedure to restore patients’ healthy quickly and with minimal intervention. Learn more.

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Learn more about comprehensive cardiovascular care offered at Cape Cod Healthcare. Talk to your Primary Care Physician (PCP) or your Cardiologist to find out if you are a candidate for the Mitral Valve Surgery.

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